Mediation has been chosen as an alternative dispute resolution mechanism in Hong Kong for more than 10 years. In particular, it has been widely adopted for resolving disputes in large-scale infrastructure projects, such as the Airport Core Projects. In recent years, the government has determined to further develop mediation services to resolve civil disputes in Hong Kong, and will work closely with the mediation community and other stakeholders so as to foster a mediation-friendly environment and enhance the requisite infrastructure. In June 2012, the Legislative Council passed the Mediation Ordinance (Cap. 620) which was operative in early 2013. In addition, a single, non-statutory, industry-led accreditation body for mediators, the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited (‘HKMAAL’), was established in August 2012 to discharge both accreditation and disciplinary functions for mediators in Hong Kong.
Mediation is particularly useful in resolving disputes in construction projects which normally, involve many parties including developers, consultants, contractors, sub-contractors and other stakeholders. Often, these parties would have their own concerns and disputes are likely to remain unresolved if parties persist in their own legal rights. By adopting various mediation skills and the mediation process, the parties would be communicated in an effective and efficient manner. With the assistance of a mediator, the parties would have a better understanding of their cases and would understand their cases from different perspectives. The mediator would reinforce common objectives and grounds between the parties while they would be stimulated to explore and generate mutually acceptable win-win options to resolve their disputes.
Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (‘HKICM’), being a professional institution in construction management, has started to promote, develop and encourage the use of mediation as an effective dispute resolution mechanism in settling construction disputes by setting up its own Mediation Scheme and providing mediation services to its members and the general public since 2010. Upon establishment of the HKMAAL, HKICM has been admitted as a Corporate Member of the Association since 30 May 2014.
For main contractors, they are advised to include a mediation clause in their contracts with sub-contractors. From the perspective of the sub-contractors, they are advised to take proactive action to resolve their problems by seeking a suitable HKICM Accredited Mediator at the earlier stage of any disagreement with their counterpart in order to minimize any further misunderstanding in the event of potential disputes.
Mediators on the HKICM List of Accredited Mediators are ready to give their helping hands on cases to be referred from the HKICM members, consultants, contractors, sub-contractors, public and other stakeholders.
For enquires over the HKICM Mediation Scheme and provision of mediation services, please feel free to call on the Secretariat Office on (852) 2523 2081 or send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name of Mediator
|Battersby John Richard Phillip||9034 email@example.com||Quantity Surveyor|
|Chan Hon Wan, Edwin||2766 firstname.lastname@example.org||Professor|
|Chan Kan Ip, Philip||6875 email@example.com||Arbitrator & Mediator|
|Chan Siu Hong, Honby||9023 firstname.lastname@example.org||Surveyor / Engineer / Project Manager|
|Cheung Ka Leung||9577 email@example.com||Member of HKICM|
|Cheung Man Kit||6228 firstname.lastname@example.org||Estimating & Procurement Manager|
|Chow Kwok Yiu||9628 email@example.com||Engineer|
|Fong Ping Sum||9017 firstname.lastname@example.org||Quantity Surveyor|
|Fu Kwok Kwan||9779 email@example.com||Construction|
|Ho Man Cheung||9300 firstname.lastname@example.org||Professional Quantity Surveyor|
|Ip Shu Kin, Patrick||8209 email@example.com||Project Manager / Quantity Surveyor|
|Kan Kwok Kit||9603 firstname.lastname@example.org||Registered Professional Engineer|
|Kwan Chuen-kin, Peter||9191 email@example.com||Registered Professional Engineer|
|Kwok Kim Sang, Evenlyn||9313 firstname.lastname@example.org||Professional Quantity Surveyor|
|Lai Kwok-kin, Patrick||9097 email@example.com||RPE / Registered Energy Assessor / Project Manager|
|Lam Chi Wah||9640 firstname.lastname@example.org||Chartered Surveyor|
|Lee Chun Fat||9306 email@example.com||Building Surveyor|
|Lee Colin Bernard||9473 firstname.lastname@example.org||Quantity Surveyor|
|Leung Hai Ming, Raymond||9018 email@example.com||Engineering|
|Lo Kar Yin, Betty||9368 firstname.lastname@example.org||Management|
|Ng So Kuen||9425 email@example.com||Surveyor|
|Ng Wai Hung, Henry||6011 firstname.lastname@example.org||Building Maintenance|
|Siu Wing Yan, Winston||9199 email@example.com||Mediator / Trainer / Assessor / Board Chairman of Company|
|Tang Chi Wang||9874 firstname.lastname@example.org||Building Surveyor|
|Tsang Ping Chiu, Paco||9612 email@example.com||Resident Engineer|
|Tse Chi Kin||6682 firstname.lastname@example.org||Building Surveyor|
|Tse Chi Wai, Eric||9224 email@example.com||Quantity Surveyor|
|Wong Ching Lok, Christopher||9489 firstname.lastname@example.org||Building Surveyor|
|Wong King||9098 email@example.com||Barrister / Civil Engineer / Builder / CPA|
|Wong Wai Tung||9319 firstname.lastname@example.org||Engineer|
|WONG Yat Long, Kenny||9556 email@example.com||Surveyor / Project Management Consultant|
|Yeung Sin Kai, Eddie||9155 firstname.lastname@example.org||Engineer|